Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Question to Ponder

This is going around the Internet, but thanks to Dad for sending it to me.

Dear Friend:

I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding light on a perplexing situation I find myself contemplating.

I have selected you to aid me because you have known me for a number of years and I value your opinion. Your religious experiences are important to the problem with which I am faced.

Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly random factors that affect all of our lives sometimes without apparent rhyme or reason. We have seen some marriages dissolve over nothing, and others grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have seen fate play a role in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs to them. We have all seen good people suffer great misfortunes while some people of low character thrive. In our lifetime, we have seen Churches and Religious institutions all around the world become revised, televised, energized and even scandalized.

We are all well aware that a higher power has control of nearly all things.

Personally, I have stood in the doorway of a 7/11, amid a shootout between the police and a gunman, and walked away unscathed. On a golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man dead while those of us nearby where untouched. We all watched as Hurricane Rita ravaged some areas of the coast and left other nearby homes standing intact.

The enormity of these random and seemingly unfair applications of good or bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma. Over the years I have studied sacred writings of all major religions, and recently I have reviewed many of these great books searching for an answer. Alas, I have been unable to fathom the following, and now I pose the question to you...

Why would fate take Anna Nicole from us and leave Hillary behind???